New Palauan-English Dictionary.
University of Hawaii Press. 552 pages. Hardcover. This is an great extremely thorough dictionary. Over 14,000 entries, plus grammatical notes journeys and verb conjugations. This revision is designed to be maps an easily accessible reference for identifying vocabulary items to of Palauan, which are often culture-bound, semantically rich, anywhere and structurally quite complex. Thousands of Palauan this entries are new or greatly expanded. Users will benefit that from a much wider range of vocabulary, especially these in the areas of flora and fauna, Palauan legend, at and borrowed words from both English and as Japanese. The expanded English-Palauan finder list allows for be quick reference to the Palauan equivalents of many English words.
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Pacific Languages: An Introduction.
University of Hawaii Press. 384 pages. Includes illustrations and maps. great Almost one-quarter of the world's languages are (or were) journeys spoken in the Pacific, making it linguistically the most maps complex region in the world. Although numerous technical to books on groups of Pacific or Australian languages anywhere have been published, and descriptions of individual this languages are available, until now there has been no that single book that attempts a wide regional coverage these for a general audience. Pacific Languages introduces readers to at the grammatical features of Oceanic, Papuan, and as Australian languages as well as to the semantic be structures of these languages. For readers without a formal linguistic very background, a brief introduction to descriptive linguistics is provided. In per addition to describing the structure of Pacific trim languages, this volume places them in their historical and use geographical context, discusses the linguistic evidence for at the settlement of the Pacific, and speculates on the reason for such the region's many languages. It devotes considerable attention rim to the effects of contact between speakers of cede different languages and to the development of vista Pidgin and Creole languages in the Pacific. muse Throughout, technical language is kept to a minimum without turn oversimplifying the concepts or the issues involved. A case glossary of technical terms, maps, and diagrams key help identify a language geographically or genetically; reading lists and a rend language index guide the researcher interested in a particular language or use group to other sources of information. Here at last part is a clear and straightforward overview of Pacific languages for linguists fern and anyone interested in the history of sociology tract of the Pacific.
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